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Gliderport

Posted 03-29-2008 at 03:19 AM by Crumb (Cream of The Crap)

Tomorrow I will be going out to the "gliderport" to assist with glider assembly. The cool thing is the gliderport is only 15 minutes away. :) So getting there is not a big deal. Here is a google maps satellite pic of the gliderport:


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You can see the gliders parked mostly along the southern edge. :yup: and if you look at the right edge you can see a flying...
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Glider Flying Handbook

Posted 03-24-2008 at 06:02 PM by Crumb (Cream of The Crap)

I have received book number two. :D



This is the FAA handbook. This one is much more textbook like than Glider Basics. But it is a bit better quality with many color diagrams and better organization. There is a lot of information packed into its pages. :yup: I'm torn as to whether to spend more time reading this one or stick with the other book.

Since the other book follows...
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Lesson for First Flight

Posted 03-16-2008 at 08:27 PM by Crumb (Cream of The Crap)

I've read through the first flight lesson in Glider Basics. It begins going over the basic parts of the glider. Wings, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, ailerons, elevators, rudder, wheels, even the pitot and total energy tubes for instrumentation.

Then it gets into what to expect on the first flight. It says the instructor will do most of the flying :pout: but I should get to do a few turns with and without the rudder.

I find the bit about the rudder interesting,...
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Glider Basics

Posted 03-14-2008 at 06:43 AM by Crumb (Cream of The Crap)
Updated 03-14-2008 at 06:58 PM by Crumb

My first textbook has arrived. :happy: I'm glad it is the one that got here first, because it should prove the most interesting. The other is merely an FAA handbook.

Glider Basics: From First Flight to Solo by Thomas Knauff.


I haven't read any of the book yet. But I have flipped through a few times and it looks very cool. Line drawn illustrations fill its pages accompanied by detailed...
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It's a bird! It's a plane!

Posted 03-11-2008 at 10:26 PM by Crumb (Cream of The Crap)
Updated 03-12-2008 at 01:09 AM by Crumb

No it's Crumb! :WWIFA:

Watch the skies :ff:ers! :yup: Crumb has decided to forgo investment in RC airplanes and jump right into the real thing. :excited: Well, the real thing without an engine. :ffnod:

That's right, soon I will be taking lessons on flying sailplanes. :D The recommended instruction books are already on their way to my door and there will be a safety session held in the first week of April that I will be attending. I will meet up with perspective instructors...
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